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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> traffic is in good shape. there is one problem in annapolis. there is a water main break and some closures in effect. problem free on the west side. so far so good prior to the beltway. pretty clear at harford road. 61 near mount carmel andcontinue down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> there is some new hope for a deal to avoid going of the fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with congressional members later today. >> president obama and congressional leaders need to make progress. today's meeting at the white house could be a final opportunity. >> may be the president might make a new offer in getting toward the 11th hour of the negotiations. >> without a deal, taxes will go up on every worker and next week. et in.pending cuts sai >> the government is supposed to be working for the people and i do not see that. >> senators came back from their christmas break early. nt overblicans have bee backwards. we wanted an agreement. but we had no takers. >> we are in the same situation we it been in for a long time. we cannot negotiate with ourselves. >> house members
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
to comment. >> i will say a couple of things to the chief deputy is that the main point that i would like to make is that the probability funds that are specifically favor projects that are complete street projects and this is a very good example of that. and in fact, the project designed addresses a number of these issues that some of the commenters have raised. particularly the business of reducing speed and width and so on, we have that information directly in the applications before you and let the chief deputy give you the details. i am very satisfied that this project is doing, if not 100 percent, of what the community might want, it is moving this facility very much in that direction. >> thank you. >> i think that keep this very quick, this item is the project is recommended for the prop a and it is in the running for the grant funds. this is a three-way project between rec and park and the san francisco agency and the department of public works. the concept proposal right now is reducing the traffic lanes from four to two, one main in each direction. adding sidewalks, and build ou
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
through vertical shafts. these shafts feed the water mains of each neighborhood, which branch into smaller pipes below the streets... feeding into buildings and houses, into the plumbing, and finally, after its long journey, to our faucets. providing water to homes and industry is a monumental task, requiring immense infrastructure. but once the water is delivered and used, it must also be taken away. man: it's important that the waste generated by any society not be left around. cholera, and other diseases and problems, have been spread, because people wound up living in filth. even the ancients understood that you couldn't have the sewage where you lived. and the easiest thing to do was transport it to another spot -- by water, or a river. most of the first sewer systems were on the east coast of the united states, often in places that already had developed a citywide water supply system. sullivan: in 1630, boston was basically three mountains, there were very steep hills. waste would run down quickly and dump into the harbor. and the tide would carry most of it away. well, this worked w
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm CST
-called container royalty fee. without the agreement a strike would have shut down ports from maine all the way to texas for the first time in 35 years. we still have the fiscal cliff to deal with. stocks falling for a fifth straight day. that is the longest slump since september. direct tv customers are in for some higher bills. about 4.5% higher. the company is putting the blame on tv channel owners saying those channels are increasing the fees that they charge direct tv for the rights to broadcast programming. the new prices will take effect on february 7th. american airlines and usair rays were looking at plans to merge. the merger may not happen. that is unless pilot groups from both carriers can agree on interim contract terms. pilots are concerned about seniority if and when those airlines merge as they determine compensation, work schedules the type of aircraft flown. if there were to join forces and would become the world's largest airline based on passenger traffic. next expert tips on avoiding car collisions. and just ahead what you may find in the produce aisle that could curb th
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
concerns and evac wakes in the past day. -- evacuations. and a water-main break that has threatened our commute, coming up at noon. . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> they are concerned about a levee at a bay area creek. the bay area is getting a one day break from the rains this christmas eve and we are looking at flood fears and power problems, and as we look live out over the bay it is pretty outside but there are left over issues related to the storms. we begin with developing news, a water-main break is causing some headaches in marin county. alex savage has the latest details on whether it is causing any traffic problems, good afternoon alex. >> reporter: the water has been shut off where that water-main broke. this was a 12-inch line which burst this morning and the pressure from underground pushed up the roadway and they tell me for a time there was a threat of a sinkhole. the broken main sent water rushing down bell lane. it happened at 9:30 a.m. in an unincorporated valley known as cam valley. police urged people to move their cars off the street with the conce
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
boundaries near the main lodge. >> thousands of nurses are expected to return to work today after a day of strikes. the representatives of the california representatives and would suffecenter sutter healthcare with lingering contract disputes . 6:08 christmas day, thank you for starting off your day with the kron 4 morning news. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >> this volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but exp
Dec 2, 2012 9:30pm PST
to be a permeable building. the tower works directly with what we call the grand hall. that is the main space of the center, in a perfect kind of compliment to each other of activities and address and support and even security and i will go into that in some detail. this street level is cut through the grand hall and the bus deck above that and then the park and then connecting the entire vertical, center of the transit center is or are several large light columns that bring light deep into the building all the way into the train level. the key in this section though is if you will notice is the connection at the roof park level with the transit center tower and i will go into that in detail and i have to say that is an exciting idea and i think that we are at the forefront of thinking, urban design thinking and we have already had several, other adjacent properties talk to us about bridging to the transit center park. so i feel quite confident that that is an idea that will really have some great substance to it. this is the ground floor, what you see primarily is a great deal of public acce
Dec 3, 2012 12:30am PST
at the house. 9 times out of 10 on the floor you will find the main water shut off, here. a lot of places have the sprinklers if you shut off the main in the street you shut off the fire systems. so, if you have a choice of shutting off the water in somebody's house go for the one that coming between the foundation, usually it's in the garage or basement. you turn it to the right. right to tighten, left to loosen. this is easier to turn on and off if you is get in the garage. if you can't use the one in the street. do it only if it's say safe to do so. if it's dangerous, leave it. >> this is a basic electric system. a switch and the screw in fuses. there are not many of these anymore. most have the breakers. okay. to show you what they look like. on, off. this is a safety box you can't get it open until you turn it off. a couple of screw in fuses. this is a cartridge and screw in fuses. here it says on and off. pull it out stick it upside down and stick it back in. circuit break /-rs this is what most have. you have the meter. that's how pg and e /khrarpblgs us. you have the big main. usual
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
, new hampshire, and all of the state of maine that we have to deal with ice and snow during the morning. i think maine especially around augusta, i-95, you'll have to deal with the possibility of a lot of sleet, too, mixed in. rain further to the south. we had strong thunderstorms along this front yesterday through the midwest. now we just got showers in pittsburgh southward. there are thunderstorms this morning down here. northern mississippi, northern alabama, across the heart of tennessee. that's where you'll get downpours on this front. even further south through louisiana and heading out of texas, just outside of houston, we've got thunderstorms, and now this has to slide through. veronica, there's still rough weather. not as bad as yesterday, but everyone on the east coast, get ready for the cold air, you're next. >> be careful on the roads. >> yeah. midwest -- middle of winter. >> a mess? all right, thanks, bill. >>> while getting around on some of the snow-covered roads might be treacherous, at least drivers are getting a break on prices at the pump. according to the lundberg su
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
this strike impact us? >> reporter: well the port of baltimore is a main economic generator in maryland. if longshoremen go on strike everything in the cargo from toys to electronics would not make it off containers into the stores. as you can imagine, that economy impact would be huge. 55 billion dollars worth of cargo is handled in an average month by ports on the east and gulf coast. so if a deal can't be reached by saturday, thousands of dock workers will be walking off the job sunday morning. at issue are the large containers and the payments dock workers get for them. shipping companies pay royalties for the containers based on weight but they want to get rid of the royalty something longshoremen are not willing togib up. the economic impact from a strike would go well beyond the part. -- port. >> your mom and pop retailer to the farmer and trucking company who has to pick up the containers at the ports. this is felt not just at the local economy but nationwide foreverybody else who relies on the ports to move their commerce. >> reporter: and it's not just the port of baltimore af
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
defining challenge. first of all i don't think there's any question that the main recent that we are having higher unemployment right now is not structurastructura l. it is fundamentally difficult. it is fundamentally a lack of demand that is still in our economy as army passionate as we recover from the great recession. that said, that awareness, that recognition, that's ben bernanke and former ed lazar have all embraced our problems now are more about demand, construction, should not undermine the fundamental importance of dealing with skills or that we may face temporary or future skill gaps. i think there's three reasons why we should be focused on this. number one, even the unemployment today that is fundamentally about the cyclical demand, less -- let's strengthen the economy, can easily become the next structural skills problem of the future. we know that one of the challenges we face right now in our economy is not just lowering unemployment, but lowering long-term unemployment. if we allow legions of our fellow citizens to stay unemployed for a year or two year or longer, we note f
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
an advisory because of what you are looking at here, a water main break that is causing traffic problems. the police advisory warned about a break at the intersection that is effecting traffic in the westbound direction. that began about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. traffic delays are expected into had evening hours. >>> two escaped a fiery big rig crash. >> paul chambers is live at the scene. >> reporter: happening right now, crews are working to get rid of the truck. part of it is here on the flatbed, the other part is being taken apart. it was here delivery laundry when it hit the low hanging power lines. there is a discrepancy as to who owns the lines. >> reporter: this is all that remains as it hit the power lines, knocking it down and causing the truck to bust into flames. >> the person in the vehicle jumped out, cleared the vehicle. had they stepped out normally they would have probably got electrocuted. >> reporter: the call came around 3:30 a.m. this morning. crews found aa truck in a -- found a truck in a fire and surrounded by live wires. but firefighters had to wait an hour befo
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm EST
that will be turning northwest tonight. you seat overall system. the main precipitation wedge is north of baltimore. we've got the center of the low still to come. we've got one notch coming over the center. the main storm over southern west virginia. on the back side there could be some rain and snow showers mixed. here's the setup. the main rain continuing to least area. a band through maybe 7:00, k-89. it's not impossible to see rain or mixed showers first thing in the morning. then we see clearing. the windy conditions will make it feel raw and ugly. temperatures continuing to stay cold. no real warm up. it's a concern to look at our next storm that will come in the wake of this one. you can see this storm blowing out. blustery day but dry. our second storm on the boards developing off the texas coast, set to arrive saturday during the day. with that cold air around that could mean a couple inches of wintry precipitation. tonight 34 with the rain and snow showers clearing out, 37. let's get you into the seven-day forecast forecast. you can see the setup. we'll get brief clearing after a windy one t
Dec 31, 2012 1:25am EST
with the new technology. >> host: what are your main sources? >> guest: i depend on all lot i tend not to watch the three broadcast it is usually as a role of an academic to see what they are doing. i watch cable news flipping between cnn and fox and ms nbc to see what is happening but also how they spend it and what are their views. by the time i get home and those that are connected to various web sites. of what i tried to doo-doo even if i try to separate the points, it is what we need to do a sample from different sources. >> what is the importance of the do the show? >> right now. and the colts their report speak truth to power better than any journalist they do a great job to highlight the important issues of the day with the political system the honesty and straightforwardness and accuracy making use it as the ombudsman and and it is really funny. >> host: annenberg school of communication dean michael x. delli carpini is our guest. you mention you tend toward the progressive views. are reata period of stovepipe being? >> a lot of evidence that is happening that readers and viewers grav
Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
the country are showing off their creative design. >> hi, i'm ann maine, editor of "traditional home." i would like to welcome you to the first-ever traditional home napa valley show house. ten designers have transformed this house at the cardinal winery located in the heart of the napa valley. proceeds from the showhouse benefit the napa valley film festival. let's take a peek and see what you think. >> hi, i'm emily bowman and this is the kitchen and family dining room. the goal for the two spaces was to make them both more flexible and functional. in the kitchen, the charcoal cabinets and aged iron hardware bring a rustic feel to the space. the marble countertops and limestone colored walls add warmth to the space. all these elements pay homage to napa, while indulging in modern comfort. the goal was to preserve the indoor and outdoor feel through natural colors. the main furniture pieces in the space are made from belgian linen and the pops of colors by decorative pillows and access trees. >> hi, i'm joe lucas from lucas studio, and welcome to the formal dining room at the napa valley show
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
, the new political system is facing a crisis. the main opposition coalition has called for mass protests on tuesday. that is is by president morsi's decision to annul a decree which gave him sweeping powers. there was a plan -- they want him to drop plans for referendum on a new constitution as well. >> [no audio] this was the place where defiance against the dictator to cold. the activists all around here -- took hold. the activists are all around here. the target of their defiance is an elected president. what they are worried about is this new constitution that was it sped through a process and the referendum on it that is due to be held. the president, mohamed morsi, says it will be held on saturday. the opposition says it will stand firm. it does not want the referendum. it thinks the constitution is a flawed document. george.fraid we lost we will try to get him back. one of the opposition leaders has been speaking about the situation. we can hear what he had to say. >> we are not aiming at topping -- toppling the president. we are not aiming at challenge in the sovereignty of the s
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
on the problems keeping us from bringing you a normal news broadcast we normally do. our main focus is to keep you informed and safe. that being said, the weather and the traffic are two big stories and we will give you a weather report and traffic send you back to programming as we work on this. stay with us this morning because we could be up in to the normal programming at any point. i will send you to lynette charles who will tell you that it's foggy out there. >> you are right. that's what we are dealing with. we have a dense fog advisory that is in effect until 9 this morning. and we can see it for the entire viewing area. so as you head out the door, this morning, this is widespread dense fog. not that patchy fog that we have been used to seeing. right now temperatures are coming in at 44 degrees in perry hall and glenelg and 43 in bel air. other spots around sparrows point and shadyside temperatures well above average as we go towards the eastern shore easton at 53. we should be at 30 degrees now for the low temperatures. we are well above that. this 47 degrees you are seeing in shadyside
Dec 10, 2012 5:30am EST
traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. fog is going to be the main concern. there's a lot of reduced visibility. so take it slow. be sure to turn on the low beams and we have a crash in howard county in columbia right on columbia pike along the southbound lanes of route 175. and as we check in and look at the other main lines, 95 clear of delays right now. so you won't have problems getting to bwi airport. but check with your airline before you go to the airport because it could very well be delays due to all of this terrible, terrible fog we are experiencing. 83, nice and clear right now. heading downtown and as we check in and look at the beltway shall this is what it looks like in parkville. notice the reduced visibility here at harford road. so again, be sure to turn on the low beams and take it slow because it's treacherous out there. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >> thanks news time 5:32. baltimore county police aresearching for the person who shot an off-duty police officer that happened sunday morning in overlea. sherrie johnson is
Dec 27, 2012 5:30am EST
. but just to tell you where the table games will go, when you come through the main entrance on the north side here, you come through the main entrance right here on the floor where all these machines are. they're actually going to move these out and this is where the table games will go. right over there, those machines will be moving out and that's where they'll put the blackjack tables. again all of that expected to happen in the spring. new morning when they open their doors at 8:00 a.m. they will stay open 24 hours a day. we're live at arundel mills, linda so, abc2 news. >>> the baltimore ravens will be well represented at the pro bowl in hawaii. they were announced last night. now the ravens sending six players. ray rice, marshal yanda. leach, haloti ngata and ed reed and jacoby jones. the game will be played january 27th in the meantime, the ravens are getting ready to take on bengals in their last regular season game of 2012. on sunday, the purple and black clinched the afc's northern division title. that means the ravens will have one home playoff game. tickets for that game go o
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
highlights in a few moments. as the temperatures drop, we are more water main across our region. workers are preparing an eight- main that snapped in put -- falls church. about 150 customers do not have water service. it could be that way for the several hours. >> family and friends of the playera college football killed this week gathered. stringfellow was murdered on friday. actinidesraduate -- vigil, -- at his vigil, his former coach describes why he was so well liked. popular kid amongst because he was so kind. always willing to help. always a smile on his face. >> police have charged johnny e. with his death. the two men apparently got into . fight >> police are looking for a shot and killed a man. d in southeast just after midnight. investigators say he was shot in chest. died at the hospital. this comes on the heels of a shooting also in southeast yesterday. >> an alert has been issued for -- a missing woman in maryland. 77-year-old was last seen around 7:00 a.m. in gaithersburg. she was last seen wearing a n sweatshirt. she may have some memory issues. >> we are getting a first l
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
night the water main broke and there she was with water, water, everywhere not a drop to drink except for bottled water she had. another problem on summit road they are concerned when the main broke it might have done damage under the lanes they will check that out it was closed for a time overnight. here at 12 and 121 its is the same old story, closed. -- opening sometime later today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> if you are heading through the santa cruz mountains today you might want to give yourself extra time to get where you are going hillsides are sat waited, prone to rock and mudslides like one near -- boulder creek, crews are on alert. >>> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage on the showers. you can track the wet weather any time with live doppler 7 hd at >>> 6:04. severe weather throughout the south is blamed for three deaths. video of a tornado touching down near mobile, alabama last night. the tornado blew out transformers leaving thousands without power and damaged homes, high school and a church several injuries are reported this is one of 30 torna
Dec 20, 2012 2:00am PST
. the main thrust of that waterfront land use plan was determining what the port priority uses would be, specifically in the maritime uses for the various subareas. there are five subareas within the waterfront land use plan. it also focused on park and open space systems as well as creating mixed use development, opportunity areas for each of the five -- each of the five subareas. i should mention again one of the primary thrust of the waterfront land use plan was reconnecting san francisco with its waterfront. when that plan was adopted, working with city family, the city's general plan and planning code were amended so that the policies including design review process within the plan were in keeping with the waterfront plan. as you know, the bacon certification development commission has plan districts, basin property as well. their master plan, their bay plan after the waterfront land use plan was amended -- was adopted, their bay plan was also amended so that policies could be aligned. and also to make sure that there was a robust design review process and that design review proces
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
-span. >> republican olympia snowe from maine is also retiring at the end of the 112th congress after three terms. next, her farewell address. it is about 35 minutes. >> i rise today with an infinite appreciation for the institution of the united states senate as well as a profound sense of gratitude. as i prepared to conclude my 18 years in the senate and my nearly 40 years in elected office on behalf of the people of maine. madam president, it has been difficult to envision the day when i would be saying farewell to the senate. just as it was impossible to imagine that i would one day become a united states senator as i was growing up in maine. such is the miracle of america that a young girl of a greek immigrant and a first-generation american who was orphaned at the age of nine could be elected to serve in the greatest deliberative body the world has ever known and become the third longest serving woman in the history of the united states senate. in contemplating how to begin my remarks today, i am reminded of the words of the renowned pellett -- poet, ralph waldo emerson. give thanks continuously.
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
the roll. ms. snowe: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from maine. madam president madam president i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. snowe: thank you. madam president, i also ask unanimous consent that proceed as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. snowe: rand i also ask unanimous consent that i consume as much time as needed. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. snowe: thank you, madam president. i rise today with an infinite appreciation for the institution of the united states senate as well as a profound sense of gratitude, as i prepare to conclude my 18 years in the senate and my nearly 40 years in elective office on behalf of the people of maine. madam president, it's been difficult to envision this day when i would be saying farewell to the senate. just as it was impossible to imagine i would one day become a united states senator, as i was growing up in maine. but such is the miracle of america, that a young girl of a greek immigrant and first-gen
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the main impact will be steady rainfall. the rainfall totals will not be that heavy. because we have had a continuous week of saturation it will not cause that much or more problems. even strong winds continuing, 30 m.p.h.-40 m.p.h. even thunderstorms. with your christmas day forecast, coming up. >> catherine: thank you, brian. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the rain expected this week. we'll also keep you up to date on any storm damage. you can check our website -- kron4-dot-com, and our facebook and twitter pages. >> a water main break in mill valley has left a marin avenue closed tonight. marin avenue is closed between bell lane and tennessee valley road. closed until midnight as crews work to repair the break. asphalt lifted. the water main break.described as major.was reported around 10 am today. 12-inch main was releasing about one-thousand gallons of water per minute. concern a sinkhole could form. people were told to move their cars. aerial shots sky 7 hd about 75 sanbags were stcked in front of one home to prevent flooding. 15 homes are without water. no other homes t
Dec 25, 2012 9:15am EST
. the other landing craft, some of them--the main character of my book landed in the shell hole and went under water completely. he was completely submerged under water and a shell hole created by the battleship texas, swam his way out and they started climbing slippery ropes that were slippery and wet because of all the see water that had hit them. many of the grapnels didn't work when they tried to fire them and on top of that, the germans on top of the cliff started cutting the ropes, cutting the ropes to the least of their problems, started firing down on these rangers with and keep 42 machine guns that fire at a rate of 1500 rounds a minute. one of the first books that had the german side of pointe du hoc. these german machine gunners change out there beryl's because the n g e 42s were working. many of these were hit. 68 men in "dog company" and 67 overkill the next couple days. as they climbed the top of the cliff the germans were throwing potato masher grenades and the cliff was rained with 4s in today's parlance. they told french artillery shells and suspended them on wires around a cl
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
. a live picture of route 24. checking out just fine. we have a water main break, so watch for closures that remain in effect. running smoothly on the west side. on the northeast side, 65 miles 95.hour p95at a live picture shows it is starting to build over towards the harrisburg expressway. watch for a delay set crain highway because of a defective traffic light. delays westbound on the bay bridge with police activity taking up the right lane. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the normal controlled chaos at a hospital emergency room is rattled after a shot is fired inside. >> a prisoner tried to escape. jennifer franciotti is live with that story. >> good morning. the suspect was under arrest and under police escort. he was receiving some sort of medical treatment. he had a needle in his possession. the prisoner attempted to grab a hospital staff member. the officer intervened. the prisoner tried to grab the gun. the gun went off. one bullet hit the wall. no one was hurt. >> either by the weapon or by pepper spray that the officer discharged in an attempt to subdue this prison
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
by the water main break. it's not a heavy volume. when rush-hour starts to build this could be a major slow start. they will be there a couple hours. 355 at cedar lane that work continues. the springfield interchange, moving smoothly. lighter than usual volume on 95. from dumphries to dale city and on to a 395 and the 14th street bridge, no problems. the toll road at 28 moving smoothly. very little traffic. starting off well. back to you. >> thank you. a developing story from new york city. investigators are looking into the second subway death this month in the city. a man died after a woman puts him in front of a train. witnesses told police she was following the man and mumbling just before the incident. surveillance cameras captured her running from the station. >> this has happened twice this month. they need to slow the train down to about 15 miles an hour coming into the station so they have time to stop the train. >> it's not clear if the man and woman which other or anyone try to help him before he was struck and killed. december 3, a man died after being pushed in front of the a t
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> this is rockville pike, southbound 355, heading south of the beltway, into the works on where the water main break is south of that near cedar lane where only one right lane is getting by. this is just south of the beltway on a 355, stop and go into the work zone where they are working on the water main break. you may want to take an alternate towards downtown bethesda. we still have an accident on northbound interstate 95 at the occoquan, which is still blocking one left lane with delays up from dale city. after that you are good up to springfield. back to you. >> thank you. we're learning more about by the national park service wants to terminate the lease of a georgetown landmark. the parks service says jack's boathouse has been operating on a month-to-month lease since 1982. it was not under the name of the current owner. the agency wants a concession contract. there were told to leave in january, but the victim is on hold while the park service review the situation. as we talk about america's money, milk prices could go through the roof soon. brandi hitt explains how it is tied to the fiscal
Dec 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> finding a political solution to the crisis will not be easy, either. egypt's main opposition parties announced they will not take part in a national dialogue propose. >> the president called for talks from all sides to end the disputes. >> the atmosphere in front of the presidential palace is tense amid fears of more violence. thousands of anti-morsi demonstrators marched toward the palace after friday prayers. some groups called for the president to stand down. many are furious and believe he has put himself above the law. >> we want a free egypt. we won an agent for everybody. >> morsi is refusing to back up to pressure. and in the nation is ready for the referendum on time. if the people agree, they will start building institutions upon this foundation. if it is rejected, i will use my authority and duty to create a new constitutional assembly based on an agreement or on direct elections for a new assembly. >> the president's supporters have also been taking to the streets, this time for the funerals of two demonstrators who were killed in clashes with opposition protesters earlie
Dec 28, 2012 2:30pm PST
will be the worst affected. >> russia's foreign minister says moscow has invited the main syrian opposition coalition to talks. >> meeting with his egyptian counterpart, the russian foreign minister called on the syrian opposition to meet with the syrian president's government to end the 20-month civil war. the opposition says it will not negotiate with the assad government. this comes one day before the united nations special envoy is expected in moscow. >> the condition of an indian medical student whose gang rape triggered mass protests has deteriorated. doctors treating her in singapore say there are signs now of organ failure. >> most rates and other sex crimes in india go unreported and offenders are rarely punished, but the brutality of this assault has triggered public outrage and demands for both better policing and harsher punishment for rapists. >> now, another new rate case that led to suicide has underscored further the need for action -- another new rape case. >> this woman is mourning the loss of her daughter. six weeks after being gang raped in her village in india, the 17-y
Nov 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
. the constitution maintains sharia as the main source of legislation. it also gives women no guarantee of equal rights, since the rights must conform with sharia. religious leaders will also be able to directly influence egyptian legislation in the future. secular and christian representatives boycotted the vote. they had already withdrawn from the assembly weeks ago. in a television interview, morsi again tried to appease the opposition forces. he said the sweeping forces to granted himself last week will only remain until a constitution goes into effect, but that is not enough for his opponents who have vowed to keep on protesting. >> those protests have been growing steadily all day. let's bring now our correspondent live from cairo. just how divided is -- right now? is there any common ground at all between the muslim brotherhood in egypt's secular and christian communities? >> the common ground seems to be really a difficult thing these days. we will have two demonstrations in cairo tomorrow. protesters will stay overnight in tahrir square. these of the leftist activists. on the other side
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of the main political parties debated the future of nuclear power and the country's energy mix. prime minister yoshihiko noda presented the position of the ruling democratic party. he pledged to aim for a shutdown of all nuclear plants by the end of the 2030s. >> translator: i believe that after last year's nuclear accident the public is determined to get rid of nuclear power and to shut down the plants. we need to promote realistic policies that respond to these expectations. >> one of noda's main opponents, liberal democratic party leader shinzo abe, said nuclear power should not be a matter of black or white. >> translator: after experiencing such a severe nuclear accident, we've all decided that japan should depend on nuclear power as little as possible. but the ldp's position is not to simply say let's go nuclear-free. that's because we're a responsible party. >> abe said the real issue is how to secure enough electricity. he added it would be unreasonable to rely on renewable energy sources as they have yet to be fully developed. the leader of the newly formed tomorrow party, yukiko kada
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